So many changes

January 26, 2014

The wheel keeps turning and now I have landed in Wallingford, Connecticut. This is a lovely place to be. There are beautiful parks like Sleeping Giant and Tyler Mill right next door. Lots of running, cycling and skiing to be had and plenty of Italian markets.

Now that things are settling, and I hope to settle here for a long while, I am working on the next book in the Appetite series. Sophia is visiting Liguria, meeting people and collecting recipes. My goal is to have the book done by the end of the year


Starting a cooking group in Port Washington

January 10, 2013

I have been so busy at work that I have neglected this blog. But the EGG lab shipped two games these last two weeks, so I can focus on something else for a bit. I used MeetUp to start a cooking group called Cucina Italiana and we already have 26 members! 12 people will come and make ravioli at my house on Tuesday. We’ll post some photos here.

And I’m working on a second book in the Appetite series. This one is called Appetite: The Taste of Longing.


Port Washington

January 30, 2012

The move from Wisconsin, a new job, lots of chaos! I am really enjoying Port Washington where I now live. There are excellent grocery stores and a wonderful public library. I hope to be doing a reading/cooking demonstration there soon.


October 30, 2011

I have spent the weekend at the Southern Foodways Alliance in Oxford, Mississippi. What an amazing event! Here is a gathering of people all passionate about food and interested in supporting personalized, localized agriculture and food preparation.

Presentations ranged from Shirley Sherrod’s talk on the difficulties faced by black farmers in the south both in the past and today and Rashid Nuri’s talk about his Truly Living Well initiative in Atlanta.

Congratulations to John T. and his team for an incredible event.


Finally back in Cameri

June 4, 2011

After a hectic couple of weeks in Long Island, getting everything ready for the move, I am back in Cameri. Here is my favorite pastry- it is especially wonderful after doing the seven hills of Divignano with Team Lupo or going for a run in the Ticino

The chef at Pasticceria Salsa

forest in absolute pouring rain like we did today. Below you can see the pastries in the case with all the others I am not interested in, and the chef with his creation.

The pastry case at Pasticceria Salsa

Pastry from Pasticceria Salsa (paolo berenstein photo)